A car accident in Warren County Sunday afternoon claimed three lives.
State Police tell TV3, three people died in the wreck and another four were injured. Three of the injured were air-lifted from the scene on Route 55 in Warren County.
State Police say it was a single-car crash. They say the driver of the vehicle ran off the road, over corrected and ran off the road again, down an embankment and into a tree.
Troopers say Robert Frederick Louer, 65-years-old was driving the vehicle. He is from Green Cove Springs, Florida. He survived and was taken to Warren Memorial.
The three fatalities include Edward Enoch Nichols, Jr., 64-years-old from Purcellville, VA, Karen Nichols, 63-years-old also from Purcellville, VA and Darris Eegraw Louer, 90-years-old also from Purcellville, VA. Troopers say all three died at the scene.
Edward Enoch Nichols, Jr. was the owner of Nichols Hardware Store in Purcellville.
Three others are hospitalized at this time, David Louer, 71-years-old, Mariline F. Louer, 62-years-old and Cynthia Louer Fusselle, 51-years old.
Mike Poe witnessed the accident and said the driver seemed to be going at a high rate of speed on the curvy road. Poe said he had to move over to make room for the on-coming car, which was crossing the double line. When Poe passed the car and looked for it in his rear-view mirror, it had disappeared down an embankment.
"People drive on this road pretty fast. Sometimes, we've had a lot of wrecks on this road but this is probably one of the worst ones I've seen in a long time," Poe said.
State Police say alcohol was not a factor in the crash. They say everyone in the vehicle was wearing their seat belts. The accident remains under investigation.
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